Who is the greatest mechanic in Australia

Submitted: Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 18:48
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This is the thread to boast on your kick azz mechanic. (It's also a way for me to get some good advice without directly asking ;)) So everyone, who is the guy (or girl) who keeps you out of the ditch, cracking your EPIRB and drinking your reserve water? Who keeps your monster ripp'n over any moutain range or desert? Who does what you hate doing (frick'n brakes and trannies suck) or helps you when you're too damn lazy?

A good mechanic is about the equivalent of finding a good woman (or man for you girls out there)...the difference being when you find a good woman you don't want to share her with all your mates lol. So stand up and shout.....shout about your mechanic!!!

I need a "good woman" in Sydney so please help me out ;)
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Reply By: Redback - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 18:55

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 18:55
I'm lucky i have some good mates to help in this when something goes wrong with the Disco, so far no major probs, broken exhaust stud which was repaired today.

Haven't really found anyone to rave about when i've needed a mechanic, installing things mostly, so i can't really help.

I will recommend a tyre place though, the cheapest and best service in Sydney, run by a top bloke Brendon, and thats Don Cornells, Stoney Creek Rd, Bexley.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 08:26

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 08:26
Two Toyota drivers were walkin' past a mechanics shop.... glancing in they noticed a Disco on the hoist..... one says to the other;
"Look .... a Land Rover in it's natural enviroment".....

;-)

Sorry Baz.... just COULDN'T resist!!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Redback - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 16:26

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 16:26
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 17:52

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 17:52
Only kidding Baz....... LOL.....

Great icons!!!!

;-))
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 19:01

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 19:01
Traction 4 , ARB at Artarmon - ask for Richard - he is in charge of the servicing . If you can find something he does not know the answer to , your doing well .
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 19:15

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 19:15
I prefer to ask Norm. He's retired now and has more time to answer my dumb questions...when he's at home. :))
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 22:06

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 22:06
Yes , I used to go there when Norm was there .
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 09:04

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 09:04
Norm is to be a passage controller at this years Outback Challenge, Met him two years ago up there and to say he is a gentleman would be an understatement, true salt of the earth. He was doing the scrutineering then.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:24

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:24
Yes he's a real gentleman. When you run into him next ask him about the fishnet stockings :))
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 17:40

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 17:40
More info please footy
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 20:39

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 20:39
Sean Calcino at South East Qld 4X4
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Reply By: b4no1member - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 21:00

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 21:00
thers this guy at autocare in bendigo.
no doubt he would be the worlds best mechanic.
i also hear hes the worlds greatest lover.
his name is diamond jim.
cheers
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Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 09:12

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 09:12
LOL

Automatic disqualification. Sounds like too much playing with his tool(s) :)))))))
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Follow Up By: Glenn (VIC) - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 12:57

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 12:57
I concur that Diamond Jim is the world's greatest mechanic. He has been keeping my 80 series going strong for the past three years. He is based in Bendigo and I am in Melbourne. Well worth the drive up and back.

As far as his love making skills go, I have no idea on that...lol

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Reply By: The Explorer - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 21:05

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 21:05
Dont need one - I only drive Toyotas:)
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Follow Up By: JustyWhyalla - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 22:09

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 22:09
And now you can't afford to go anywhere, let alone risk the cost of having to repair it!

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 22:23

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 22:23
Hey Dude..Dont get around as much as I should (in my own car) - usual excuse.. too busy - Are they expensive to repair? Didnt realise...will keep them for another 10 years and see what happens:)...actually the '96 RAV has done something in the steering pump..well its leaking..bugger!

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Follow Up By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 08:32

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 08:32
" Dont need one - I only drive Toyotas:) "

Throw away items eh ?
Like import breadmakers, not worth repairing, chuck em and buy a new one ! :-))

Avagoodn
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Reply By: Member No 1- Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 21:27

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 21:27
mainey is the one...he knows it all
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 17:58

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 17:58
come on you two, kiss and make up


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Follow Up By: Redback - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 23:32

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 23:32
OK this is a follow up to ???? what post 408435 so what gives some are missing.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 12:55

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 12:55
I dont want to be sick Ray
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 14:18

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 14:18
I dunno what gives Baz but No 1 and Mainey were going bananas at each other over fridges.
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Reply By: Pneumatic - Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 23:48

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 23:48
Thanks all, in my world a good mechanic is about as precious as water in a desert and when a good supply is not around I might as well dry up.

Anyone can rip an engine apart and put it back together again, but diagnostics is like black magic...only a few understand it!

Hear hear, to all the quality mechanics in the world!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 13:57

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 13:57
Well looks like I may die of thirst.
Do it all myself when I have a vehicle out of warranty because I haven't found a good one yet. Diagnosed all my own EFI problems in the past, the answers I got from some mechanics were plain laughable....maybe it is an NQ thing. Anyone in NQ know I good mechanic?

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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 15:51

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 15:51
Let's see, a good mechanic would need to know what he (deliberately left out the politically correct she) is talking about, would not even attempt to give you BS, charge fairly for his professional work, even show you a trick or two while working on your pride and joy, always do what he is supposed to do and never short change you.

A pretty rare animal these days and quite possibly extinct.

Kind regards
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 21:13

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 21:13
Diamond Jim wthout a doubt !!!!!!!!!!

charges in bourbon too for some regulars .
lol
no really he has been totally awesome in the 3 years i have known him and the family.
truly thanx mate
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 21:34

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 21:34
Craig walker at the shell near port douglas turn off.

All the best
Eric
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